Build is finished - Pictures included
Hey Guys, new member here. I just finished work on my new condo, and since I've spent so much time searching through these forums for ideas and information, I figured I'd post the results. To be honest, it's not 100% finished yet, I still need to finish the closet and put a shelf/cabinet above the bar, and add some undercabinet lighting in the kitchen, but aside from that she's done.
I really have no idea where to start here, so I suppose an explanation is as good of a place as any. About a year ago now, I purchased an unfinished condo unit in a building that has been converted from an old warehouse in the downtown area of my city. The condo building consists of over 50 units and is owned by a contractor who sells finish units, but I told them that the only way I'd buy a unit was if I could build it to my specifications and do the work myself, and they agreed. It's taken much longer than I could have ever imagined (largely due to me being swamped at work and the condo not being a priority), but finally I will be moving in within the next month (I hope...).
As I said, part of the reason I'm posting this is because I learned so much from this site so I wanted to say thank you in my own small way. Also I'm hoping you can provide me with some input on the next (and scarier) stage...decorating.
I've got a lot of pictures and information to go with them, so I will break this down into several posts. We'll start with a drawing of the floorplan, and I'll make subsequent posts for the individual areas, then tie it all together with some shots of everything
The unit is about 1000sqft and is set up as a studio apartment. At the time of purchase, there was a wall separating the space into a bedroom and living room, but I removed it in favor of a studio setup. It's not going to appeal to everyone, but as a single guy I really like it.
Aside from the walls and duct work/piping, the unit was 100% empty with a concrete floor. No cabinets, fixtures or anything. Some of the work was subbed out (flooring, tiling painting and plumbing), but the majority of it was done by me and my father.